U-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: Bankole Olowookere picks 18 for Guinea clash

Nigeria U-17 women’s interim coach Bankole Olowookere has picked 18 players for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup second round qualifying fixture against Guinea later this month.

The first leg should have been played in Conakry last weekend, but was postponed as a result of the country’s legislative elections which held over the weekend. Olowookere and his girls will fly out to Conakry on Thursday ahead of the Saturday’s first leg encounter.

Olowookere who, until his confirmation as interim coach, served as the first assistant in the technical crew, has decided to name his roster for the game in Conakry from a pool of over 35 players.

Olowookere’s list has two goalkeepers, five defenders, six midfielders and five forwards for the qualifying game, as they begin their quest to reach the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India later this year.

The Flamingos, five-time African champions, failed to qualify for the last global event in Uruguay in 2018, losing to Cameroon in the final qualifying round via the away goal rule.

The return leg of the tie will be played at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on March 14.

Full squad

Nelly Ekeh (Ibom Angels); Chinyere Kalu (Rivers Angels); Chidinma Ogbuchi (FC Robo); Oluwabunmi Oladeji (Dream Stars); Deborah Abiodun (Rivers Angels); Miracle Ohaeri (Ibom Angels); Blessing Sunday (Osun Babes); Taiwo Lawal (Aseyori Queens); Olusola Sobowale (FC Robo); Oluwayemisi Samuel (Osun Babes); Adoo Yina (Confluence Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Sunshine Queens); Amarachi Odoma (Nasarawa Amazons); Anuoluwapo Salisu (Dream Stars); Hannah Yusuf (Nasarawa Amazons); Olamide Bolaji (Osun Babes); Alvine Dahz (Bayelsa Queens); Sukura Bakare (Dream Stars)

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